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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
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D10: authorisation to collect and transport manure between two points on the same farm, or between farmers and users within the UK, without a commercial document or health certificate

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation D10

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation to collect and transport manure between two points on the same farm, or between farmers and users within the UK, without a commercial document or health certificate

In accordance with Article 21 of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 as read with Section 4, Chapter I, Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from the first subparagraph of Article 21(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 and Section 1, Chapter I, Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the transport of manure between two points located on the same farm or between farms and users of manure within Scotland, or elsewhere in the UK where similar authorisations have been made by the relevant Competent Authority, without a commercial document or health certificate provided that the transport is:

(a) from a farmer with a farm in Scotland to a farmer with a farm – 
(i) in Scotland, or
(ii) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such supply; or

(b) to a farmer with a farm in Scotland from a farmer with a farm – 
(i) in Scotland, or
(ii) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such supply

And, where the manure leaves the premises (for example to be transported on public roads), provided that the operator complies with Point 1, Section I of Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013